Yun Wei joins Pinsent Masons in Shanghai as part of team move from Salans
Pinsent Masons has strengthened its practice in China with the arrival of partners Dr. Bernd-Uwe Stucken and Liu Wei from Salans. They are joined by their team of 13 lawyers and 12 support staff, adding real estate, tax and competition expertise to the firm’s existing corporate services in China.
The new team comprises: Michael Lin (Senior Associate), Yi Xiao (Associate), Ginger Zhou (Senior Associate), Jiazi Guo (Associate), Liang Xin (Associate), Furong Ren (Associate), Robbie Chen (Associate), Haiting Xu (Associate), Jane Ma (Translator), Weilan Zhou (Translator), Fei Yang (Associate), Yun Wei (of counsel – Head of Tax), Aiping Bao (Beijing) (of counsel).
Commenting on their arrival, Ian Laing, head of Asia at Pinsent Masons said, “This news marks another important step in the development of our Chinese practice. There are strong links between Shanghai, our Munich office and our German Desk in London, especially given the strength of manufacturing in Germany and the importance of both Germany and Shanghai to our Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Services Sector. The arrival of the team also coincides with the firm’s launch in Paris, strengthening our ability to support European clients across Asia.
Yun Wei’s new title is legal director and she provides integrated legal and tax advice for mergers and acquisitions, foreign direct investment and business restructuring. She is particularly knowledgeable in Chinese income tax, indirect tax, free trade zones, and international tax treaties. She also has experience in advising clients on strategic tax planning, financing structures, and tax controversies.
She is a frequent contributor to the CCH publication-China Tax Intelligence, BNA International’s Global Tax Watch, and other renowned publishers. She led Salans’ China Tax Practice Group to win the Legal 500 ranking from 2009-2011 and other awards including a recommendation by the International Tax Review World Tax Guide 2012.